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Power April 9, 2023

Automation reliability requires reliable power: ChatGPT tips

Power protection is important to ensure the reliability of automation, controls, and instrumentation systems. See 5 tips for power reliability.

By Mark T. Hoske
Power June 8, 2021

5 things to consider before implementing a UPS

Critical control systems feed the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and require uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) to prevent momentary power interruptions that could cause an industrial PC or other industrial controller to crash. Here’s how to choose an industrial UPS.

By Ken Allwine
Power March 17, 2021

Quantum dot array could lead to efficient power devices

A quantum egg carton developed by University of Michigan researchers captures and releases photons, supporting “excited” quantum states while it possesses the extra energy, which could improve power devices' efficiency.

Power February 5, 2020

Wearable power generator for IoT devices developed

Researchers at Purdue University have created technology designed to address the thickness issue for wearable power generation for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

By Chris Adam
Power November 1, 2019

M12 Power by Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact’s M12 Power cables and connectors are designed to make it easy to power drive motors, fans, lighting and other distributed control boxes.

By Phoenix Contact
Power August 9, 2019

Achieving long battery life with remote wireless devices

A lower self-discharge rate leads to longer operating life for batteries and a lower cost of ownership for remote wireless devices.

By Sol Jacobs
Power August 1, 2019

RV1S9x60A 15Mbps Photocouplers by Renesas Electronics Corporation 

Renesas Electronics’ RV1S9x60A series 15 Mbps photocouplers are designed to withstand the harsh operating environments of industrial and factory automation equipment.

By Renesas Electronics Corporation 
Power June 7, 2019

Improving power supply intelligence

Control cabinet power supplies and uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs), thanks to higher-level intelligence, are evolving to provide operational information to users to make operations safer and more efficient.

By Ken Allwine
Power May 1, 2019

Quint 20+ by Phoenix Contact 

Phoenix Contact’s Quint 20+ power supply line includes a single-device solution that meets functional safety applications up to safety integrity level (SIL) 3.

By Phoenix Contact
Power April 1, 2019

PDAM120 Series of 120W ac/dc power supplies by Power Partners, Inc. 

Power Partners’ PDAM120 Series of 120W ac/dc power supplies are designed for use in either medical or information technology equipment (ITE) applications.

By Power Partners, Inc.
Power March 1, 2019

THN 15N series by Traco Power 

Traco Power’s THN 15N series of 15 W dc/dc converters is designed to meet EMI Level A standards without external components and reduced no-load power consumption of 96-336mW and efficiencies up to 91%.

By Traco Power
Power February 7, 2019

Maximize production efficiency with high-end power measurement

Machine-friendly input/output (I/O) hardware for high-end measurement technology continues to grow, optimizing power monitoring while eliminating harmonic distortion.

By Sree Potluri
Power April 9, 2012

Field programmable power supplies have readouts, maintenance alarm

Product Exclusive: New AC Autotech Smart Power field programmable 30 W, 60 W, and 90 W power supplies from AVG Automation include built-in displays for current and voltage readout and pushbuttons for setting current limit. They can show operating life left, based on usage. See a video demonstration.

By Mark T. Hoske

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